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June 19, 1981 - Image 45

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-06-19

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Helen Shevin Elected JFS President,
Edith Frank Retains Leading RS Position

Helen Shevin was elected president. Susan Citrin
president of Jewish Family was re-elected treasurer.
Service and Edith S. Frank Elected to serve on the
was re ,elected president of executive committee
Resettlement Service at the were: Ellen Labes, Susan
combined annual meeting Miller, Jerome Levy and
of the two agencies.
Dr. Ronald 'Trunsky.
At the annual meeting
Silverman was elected
Gilbert B. Silverman, retir- chairman of the JFS
ing president, spoke of the nominating committee for
major problems facing 1981-1982. Re-elected for a
agencies like JFS, which three-year term to the JFS
are dependent largely on board were: Susan Citrin,
funding from United Foun- Ellen Labes, Jerome Levy,
dation and Jewish Welfare Charles Snider and Dr.
Federation.
Ronald Trunsky.
Elected for a first three-
Mrs. Frank noted that
there has been a decline in- year term were: Paul D.
the number of refugees from Borman, Miriam Friedman,
the peak years of 1979 and Henry Gornbein, Julie
1980. She reported that the Gurwin, George Kates,
agency, at the request of the John E. Jacobs and Agnes
United States government, Klein. Elected for a two-
has helped to settle one Af- year term was Sharon
ghanistani family, four Taylor and elected for a
Ethiopians and, with the one-year term was Cecille
assistance of local temples Raichlen.
and synagogues, 22 Indo-
Elected as officers for Re-
Chinese.
settlement Service were:
Marvin C. Daitch was Dorothy Harwood, vice
re-elected vice president president; Bernard
of JFS and Charles •Stollman, secretary; and
Snider was elected vice Barbara Marcuse, trea-
surer.
Re-elected for three-
year terms to the RS
board were: Edith Frank,
Ethel Frank, BarbAra
Marcuse, Robert Siegel,
Max Sosin and Bernard
Stollman and elected for
a three-year term were:
Richard Burstein, Tanya
Polsky, Janice Schwartz,
Ruth West and Pearl
Zeltzer.
Samuel Lerner, executive
director of JFS and RS, in
his annual report indicated
an increase in the total
families served in 1980.
HELEN SHEVIN
Lerner noted that a new
program has developed dur-
MAG IAN
ing the past year in a "Spe-
Exciting
cial Friends Project." This
entertainment for
program, similar to the Big
your organization.
Brother-Big Sister Pro-
club or private party
gram, assigns "Special
Friends" to youngsters who
Stage Shows
are in need of a one-to-one
Close up magic
relationship with a caring
Audience
person who can enable the
Participation
child to develop a sense of
self-worth.
Mel Eisenberg
Volunteers have also con-
547-2464
tinued to do work with the
MENTALIST
refugdes. The Volunteer
Services Department has
placed all Russian reset-
NEED
tlement families that ar-
rived in the community
since the previous Passover

with either a family- or a
Bar Mitzva Wedding
synagogue-sponsored Seder
Stationery Etc.
for one of the two Sedorim.
The nursing home teams
comprised of volunteers
from many of the area sis-
terhoods visited 14 different
Call Barbara Starkman
nursing homes where a
model Seder was held. Dur-
968-5080
661-0025
ing the year JFS volunteers
visited about 500 Jewish
FOR THE FINEST
residents in nursing homes.
Lerner noted that the
agency's financial assis-
p
tance program to the
H
Jewish, poor continued
WEDDINGS v
with 220 families served
BAR MITZVAS
during 1980. He reported
on a special disburse-
BERNIE

INVITATIONS

ment of funds in the
amount of $45,000 which
was received through the
Council of Jewish Feder-
ations and the United
States Department of
Energy to help the needy
pay for the cost of home
heating and increased
energy costs.
Special efforts were made
by the staff to reach out to
all segments of the commu-
nity, including the Or-
thodox Jewish community,
in order to disburse these
funds equitably.
The agency continued to
provide other services for
the needy poor.
The Kosher Meals-on-
Wheels Program, co-
sponsored with the Greater
Detroit Section of the Na-
tional Council of Jewish
Women, increased its serv-
ices to the aged and infirm.
The agency is in the
second year of its special
project Group Resi-
dences for the. Elderly,
which is supported by the
Jewish Community
Foundation. Currently,
there are 12 individuals
residing in four apart-
ments.
Emery Klein was chair-
man of the nominating
committee for JFS and Dr.
Peter Shiftin chaired the
nominating committee for
Resettlement Service.
Henry Gornbein was
chairman of the public rela-
tions committee which

Friday, June 19, 1981 45

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